This is a seasonal (April to November) category 9 Autograph Collection hotel located on the Greek island of 'Crete', and I’m now visiting this amazing facility for the 3rd time in a row. I did post about this hotel after my first visit 2 years ago, but this is the time to bring it up once again.
Never in my life i’ve made sure to come back to any hotel at least once a year, but this hotel has exceeded all my expectations, so here I am again!
As you can see in the background image above (showing only the eastern side of the hotel from above), there’s no main building containing all rooms within, but the entire facility is a collection of private residences, where the lower type is a garden view suite containing one bedroom, a living room, a bathroom and a balcony with a private whirlpool (jacuzzi). The higher level of rooms are sea view suites, suites with a private pool and 2-3 bedroom villas with a private pool.
The view from the main lobby’s balcony and some of the rooms is beautiful and unique - the island of ‘Spinalonga’ (lepers island):
The check-in process is not at the front desk, but in the lobby’s amazing balcony - seating comfortably with welcome drinks while everything is being taken care for you. As I’m a loyal guest here I’ve been upgraded to a luxury 2 bedroom villa with a private heated pool and this amazing panoramic view:
The welcome amenities are generous and a very nice gesture showing the hotel‘s high level of service to its guests (this is in addition to the platinum arrival gift which includes a selection of local soaps):
The hotel has 2 public pools: one adults only pool and one families pool which is also the longest one on the entire island! Each pool has its own restaurant\bar for maximum convinience. This is the adults pool:
The hotel also has a fully serviced private beach with its own Greek style restaurant:
The guests staying in the luxury residences also have an access to the ‘Haute Living’ lounge which is located at the families pool area, and offers complimentary drinks and snacks.
Everything described above is only half of the big picture. The second half is the elite level of service provided to the guests which only real time experience can describe. This is a true Greek hospitality!
So here I am, not sitting in the lounge and writing this review (as most of us tend to do), but actually sitting on my sun bed in front of the most amazing view and taking the time to share this supreme experience!!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, me and my cigar have a meeting in the lobby’s balcony with this:
I wish you all the opportunity to come here - remember you only live once!!!